Why Shampoo Bars

A few question on Shampoo Bars are answered below.

How long does it take for hair to adjust to shampoo bar?

The transition period can range from a few days to a few weeks or even a month. It really depends on how damaged your hair is, how much residue and build-up is present and some has to do with your genetics. When you first begin, your hair or scalp may become oily or dry or even switch between the two extremes.

Why does my hair feel waxy after using shampoo bar?

When first using a shampoo bar, you may experience a “waxy” feel to the hair after washing. This is often referred to as “the purge” or “the waxies” in the shampoo bar community – and could be the result of one of two things: a bad reaction with hard water, OR an adjustment to balancing out your scalp’s oil production.

How long does it take for hair to adjust to sulfate free shampoo?

Although everyone’s experience may differ, it may take about 6 washes until your hair adjusts to sulfate free shampoo. Remember, you have been using shampoos with sulfates for years, and now your hair simply needs time to adjust.

Why does my hair feel clean after i wash it, but dries looking greasy?

It could be that your hair is holding on to the soap.

Here are some tips:

Rinse in sections (to be extra thorough and make sure you’re rinsing out all the soap).

Only use the lather (built up in your hands/on a loofah) to wash your rootsQ:

My hair feels dry after using, can I use a conditioner?

Absolutely. In the summer I love using conditioner on the ends of my hair. Remember, a little goes a long way. Also, Apple Cider Vinegar will help your scalp.

Will I notice a change as I switch from liquid shampoo to a shampoo bar?

The switch from liquid shampoo to shampoo bars is different for everyone. Some will hardly notice the difference; whereas, others will find that it takes a while to switch over. Some refer to this as the transition period.If you’ve used commercial shampoos and conditioners for a while, you likely have some built up chemical residue in your hair. This is because commercial hair products contain detergents and silicons. It takes a while to draw these residues out of your hair. At the same time, your scalp is re- calibrating its natural oil production. During this transition, your hair might feel heavy, greasy, and/or dull.Once the residue is washed away, and your scalp adjusts to the new pH, your hair will start to feel better. In fact, it’ll likely feel much cleaner, once the residue is gone. The length of your transition period will vary, depending on your hair length, type, and the amount of product you use in it. For most people, the transition period takes about two to three weeks.

Are shampoo bars safe for coloured hair?

Absolutely! In fact, they’re better for coloured hair than most ordinary shampoos.They’re bursting with natural oils, which help condition your hair, and are typically free of sulphates which are the paint strippers for your colour. Shampoo bars are super kind to your colour while cleansing your hair.

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